Monday, November 26, 2012

Sneak Preview

I've been hard at work putting together another book, which has to be turned in to Interweave next week. Although I can't reveal the particulars yet, I can tell you that it is scheduled to be available in the summer of 2013.
Here's a photo of the projects:

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving!
Whenever I think of the many things I have to be thankful for, my life as a knitter is always at the top of the list.
Although I didn't realize it at the time, my parents set the stage by taking the family to live near Zurich, Switzerland, while my father (a university professor) was on sabbatical during the 1968-1969 school year. During that year, I attended a local school where boys and girls were separated one afternoon a week to learn gender-specific skills. That's where I learned how to knit. It's also where I learned to hate having my picture taken after my father snapped the photo below. Nobody is more surprised than me that such an awkward gangly girl was destined to become the luckiest person in the world.
In the spirit of giving thanks, I've made a donation of fiber animals to Heifer International in the hopes that others will discover the joys of knitting. Feel free to join me.
Think of how much better the world would be if everyone spent a little relaxing time knitting!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Classes, Classes, Classes

I can't believe that my last blog post was October 26 -- that was more than three weeks ago!

In my defense, I've been on the road teaching and having too much fun dining and conversing with other knitters into the late hours. Since the beginning of October, I've been at:
Interweave Knitting Lab in Manchester, NH
Wild Purls in Billings, MT
SpinOff Autumn Retreat (SOAR) in Tahoe City, CA
Interweave Knitting Lab in San Mateo, CA
Knitter's Review Retreat in Canandaigua, NY

Happily, I'm home for the next couple of months. But I've got some exciting workshop trips already planned for 2013, including:
Knit and Ski in Steamboat, CA (January 24 - 27)
Loopy Ewe in Fort Collins, CO (April 18 - 21)
Toronto Downtown Knit Collective Knitter's Frolic in Toronto, Ontario (April 26 - 29)
Belle France Tours in Montpellier, France (September 16 - 22)
Knit East in New Brunswick, Canada (September 27 - 29)

I'll post other engagements when they become finalized. I look forward to meeting a lot of you on my travels!